nothing to do but to add perjury, and swear Lord Orford knew of it, and they may plead their pardon. Tell Lady Eichcourt this. Lord Orford knew of her gallantries: she may plead her pardon. Good night! I have not a moment to lose. 78. To THE HON. HENEY PELHAM. SIK Downing Street, May 17. I have no pretence in the world to give you this trouble, but by knowing from your own example how right it is to undertake anything for a friend. Yet, Sir, if the favour I am going to ask is the least impertinent, I beg you will punish it, by taking no notice of it. There is fallen a small living in Lancashire in the gift of the Crown, by the death of Mr. Tully the incumbent; 'tis called Adlington or Adlingham1, and is worth about an hundred a year. If I could obtain it for Mr. Ashton of Lancaster, a clergyman who lives with me, and who is reckoned to have some merit, I should think myself extremely happy, and much more so, if I could add it to the very great obligations which we already have to Mr. Pelham. I am Sir, your most obedient humble Servant, HOB. WALPOLE. 79. To HORACE MANN. May 20, 1742. I SENT you a sketch last post of the division on the Indemnity Bill. As they carried the question for its being LETTER 78. — Not in 0.; now was held by Ashton for some years, printed from original in British was Aldingham, in north Lanca- Museum (Add. MSS. 82, 699). shire. 1 The name of this living, which i •«."